City Lights Authors in the News
Writing on the Wall|
Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal
"Johanna Fernandez interviewed on Democracy Now!"
In a stunning vote, a group of U.S. Senate Democrats broke ranks to join Republicans in rejecting President Obama's pick to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile. The confirmation fight focused almost solely on Adegbile’s role in the legal defense of imprisoned Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer, despite Abu-Jamal’s longstanding position of being not guilty. Adegbile was part of a team of lawyers at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who successfully argued the trial judge’s jury instructions violated Abu-Jamal’s rights. Adegbile’s supporters say the attacks on him mark a new form of Willie Horton politics and race baiting. Democracy Now! discusses the controversy with two guests: Johanna Fernández, professor of history at Baruch College-CUNY and a coordinator with the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, and Ryan Haygood, director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Political Participation Group.
Mar 6, 2014
Culture of Cruelty|
How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future
"Culture of Cruelty is featured on Tim Wise's web site"
Author Tim Wise shares a slightly altered and far more sarcastic version of a section of his forthcoming book, Culture of Cruelty: How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future.
Jan 27, 2014
"Author Tim Wise discusses George Zimmerman case on Huffington Post"
-Tim Wise,Huffington Post
Tim Wise, author of Culture of Cruelty, responds to the recent George ZImmerman case and explaining the issue of race in America to his daughter on Huffington Post.
"You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open."
Jul 15, 2013